Monday, May 14, 2012
To celebrate my 2,000th post, I threw out cards
This is post number 2,000. Good gosh, how many words is that?
Thanks for reading, enjoying and commenting. You'll be happy to know there is a contest attached to this. But I'm not sure if you'll want to enter it.
Part of what I did on my vacation last week was to organize some cards. I am continuing to inventory my cards, and as I plod along on a task that's taken me years, it's pretty clear that I have far more cards than I thought I did. This was also evident as I also organized two large boxes of duplicates.
In fact, that part of the organizing distressed me so much that I actually threw out a bunch of cards.
This is something that I'd never do before, but I think it was necessary.
I have no more room for any "extra" cards. The barn is full. And as I stared at those duplicates, stacks and stacks of 1990 Topps and 1989 Fleer, I knew that I could never get rid of them. I've tried it all, trades, charity, garage sales, and there are just some cards that nobody wants.
So I threw out a good-sized pile of junk wax. It felt good. Cleansing.
But before I threw them out, I stacked them according to set. I was curious to know which junk wax set featured the most dupes. And this is where the contest lies.
Here are the sets that I stacked up:
1989 Upper Deck
1990 Upper Deck
1991 Upper Deck
1992 Upper Deck
1993 Upper Deck
Of all those sets, five of them emerged as the ones with the most dupes. They were clear winners. Especially two of them.
Your job as a contestant is to list which five sets those were. Also, place them in order from the most cards to the least cards.
The winner will be the one who chooses the five sets and gets closest to the correct order.
If there is a tie, then it's randomizer time.
So what do you win?
Well, in keeping with the theme, you win my doubles!!!!!!
Wait! Wait! Where are you going? Come back!
I promise none of the doubles that you will win will be from junk wax central.
Here is somewhat of an idea of the kind of cards that you will win:
A decent mix of today's cards and cards from yesteryear.
Also, I received a shipment of cards today that greatly enhances my selection and quality of doubles:
Fan Favorites doubles!!!!! Only some of the best kinds of doubles ever.
And, if a Dodger fan wins the contest, you can expect extra goodies.
I will be giving 200 cards to the winner. I could give away 2,000, but, really, who wants that many cards? I certainly don't want to ship them.
And don't worry, you won't be getting 10 copies of a 1994 Topps Mark Langston card. Each double in the lot will be unique from all the other doubles in the package.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post saying that you're a contestant. Also, if you really want any junk wax cards, say so in the comments. I didn't throw ALL of it out. I don't think that's possible.
Take advantage of this while you can. It's not every day that I'm in throw-out mode.